If I was living in Palestine...

A video of the full conversation with Senator Al Franken and antiwar activists is included below. By  BILL SOREM  The Uptake  August 1, 2014     Palestine supporters in Minnesota got to directly vent their anger at Sen. Al Franken over his support for Israel in its conflict with Palestine. The Palestine supporters were part of a group […]

Apologists for Israel’s barbarism allege that pro-Palestinian marches opposing the attack on Gaza are rife with anti-Semitism. Barnaby Raine, one of the organisers of the Jewish Bloc that marched on the London demonstration for Gaza on 26/07/14, interviewed about allegations of anti-Semitism on pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Lindsey German  StoptheWarCoalition.org  Posted in News  29 July 2014 NOT CONTENT […]

We all know the stigma, but we cannot remain silent. Whenever I address Israeli violence publicly I prepare for the loss of Jewish friends and for messages such as ‘You will never work in Hollywood again’ and ‘Now I know that you hate our people, I will not employ you.’ (Yes, these are actual quotes.) […]

While most attention on immigration has been directed recently at the human drama unfolding around a surge of children fleeing from Central American countries, the immigrant death toll on the US-Mexico border has quietly exploded, even as undocumented migration overall has plummeted. By Bethania Palma Markus, Truthout.org | Report  Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:23 Undocumented […]

For many outside the U.S. Senate, the discovery that even progressive stalwarts such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn., voted for the resolution is more than disappointing. It does more than confirm U.S. Senate support for Israel. It pushes that statement beyond any rational or ethical or moral framework imaginable. […]

The journalist and broadcaster recounts his time reporting from Gaza, and draws attention to the innocent lives lost during the conflict Telegraph  27 Jul 2014 Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has spoken about his recent visit to Gaza, where he witnessed the harsh realities for many of the Palestinian children living in the strip. Subscribe […]

Reminder for those in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Protest: Don’t Deport Refugee Children | Protesta contra deportacion de los niños refugiados Thursday July 31 at 5:00pm Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis To sign a petition calling for President Obama to provide legal counsel to all children facing deportation, click here. By Lia G. Melikian  Customs and Border […]

Congo is the scene of one of the greatest man-made disasters of our lifetimes. Two successive wars have killed more than five million people since 1996.   By Anjan Sundaram  SundayReview | OPINION  New York Times July 25, 2014 The Democratic Republic of Congo, 2002. Two wars since 1996 have killed more than five million people. […]

 “At this stage, there’s no doubt that climate change is real, that it’s being caused by our activity, that it’s harming the planet and affecting our livelihood…”     This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif.  CREDIT: AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ By […]

As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose. By Mike Lofgren, Truthout | Op-Ed  truthout.org   29 July 2014 The cover of […]

A member of the Israeli group ‘Breaking the Silence’ has published accounts of Israeli soldiers being authorized by their commanders to carry out revenge attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip “to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers”.  by Celine Hagbard  IMEMC News  July 29, 2014 […]

The facts are now clear: the Pentagon’s push to use counterinsurgency tactics against drug traffickers is giving Mexican armed forces the leeway to operate in the airspace above U.S. territory. By Douglas Lucas   WhoWhatWhy.com   Jul 16, 2014  Blurred Lines: A Mexican military chopper in U.S. airspace, photographed by Texas park rangers. Courtesy of WikiLeaks […]

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Philip Holloway, a former military attorney, and Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI agent and whistleblower, discuss Snowden Al Jazeera America  July 27, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise […]

If I was living in Palestine...

This is the interview by Jon Snow that Jeremy Scahill refers to in his commentary on U.S. media coverage of Gaza: ▶ JEREMY SCAHILL ON U.S. MEDIA COVERAGE OF ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT: ‘WE’VE HIT ALL-TIME LOWS’ Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. By David Swanson  WarIsACrime.org  July 28, 2014 The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It’s wonderful. I was […]

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 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the […]

If I was living in Palestine...

Published on Jul 24, 2014 The rise of the Anti Israeli Assault on Gaza movement. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times […]

Violence, even when employed in self-defense, is a curse. It empowers the ruthless and punishes the innocent. It leaves in its aftermath horrific emotional and physical scars. At what point do the numbers of dead and wounded justify self-defense? 5,000? 10,000? 20,000? At what point do Palestinians have the elemental right to protect their families […]

Binney explained: “At least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables globally go via the U.S. This is no accident and allows the U.S. to view all communication coming in. At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the U.S. The NSA lies about what it stores.” by Norman Solomon  Common […]

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The Obama Administration tried to keep secret the expansion of their terrorism watchlist system where “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” isn’t needed to deem someone a terrorist. We’ll talk with the Intercept reporters who have the document. Huffington Post  Originally aired on July 23, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

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